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VANCOUVER, September 3, 2015: Helen Pratt has been appointed Regional Director, Sales & Marketing for Fairmont Hotels, Pacific Northwest, based in Vancouver, B.C. In her new role, she will oversee Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management, Catering, and Conference Services for six properties in the portfolio; Fairmont Empress in Victoria, BC; Fairmont Olympic in Seattle, WA; and four Vancouver hotels - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Vancouver Airport and the Fairmont Waterfront.

Pratt has over 25 years experience in the hotel industry and started her career as a Conference Service Coordinator at Fairmont Banff Springs in 1988. In 1991 she transferred to Fairmont Chateau Whistler as Sales & Marketing Coordinator and after 3 years left the company to start her own wedding planning business in Whistler. In 1996, she relocated to Vancouver and held sales roles with Radisson President Hotel & Suites and Vancouver Marriot Hotel, and in 1999 joined Fairmont Vancouver Airport as part of the opening team. In 2004, she assumed the role of Director, Sales & Marketing for The Delta Vancouver Airport and in 2008 assumed the role of Director, Sales & Marketing to open Fairmont Pacific Rim. 

Pratt holds a Tourism Management Diploma from Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

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Brent Iverson has been appointed Director, Sales & Marketing, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and will be responsible for overseeing all Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management functions of the hotel. He brings over 16 years of hospitality sales experience to the position and started his hospitality career in 1996 in Fairmont's Rocky Mountain Region where he worked as Regional Manager, Tour & Travel Sales.  In 2002, he became Regional Director, Western US Group & Incentive Sales in the same region and in 2007 moved to the Fairmont Waterfront where he worked for two years as Regional Director, International Group & Incentive Sales. In 2009 Iverson took on the role of Business Development Manager at Optimal Payments and in August 2011 moved to SnapAgent Ltd as Director, Marketing and Business Development.

Iverson joined Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in 2012 as the Director, Tour & Travel Sales and was appointed to the role of Director, Sales in July 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Calgary.

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, reflecting each locale's energy, culture and history. Passionate travelers choose the luxury hotel brand for its ability to deliver memorable travel experiences, personalized and thoughtful service, and hotels that are one-of-a-kind. Serving as genuine gateways to their destinations, Fairmont hotels offer locally-inspired cuisine and spirited bars and lounges, distinctive design and décor, and a steadfast responsibility to environmental and social priorities. With more than 65 hotels globally, and many more in development, landmark hotels in the Fairmont collection include The Plaza in New York, London's The Savoy, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Quebec City's Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company with over 110 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residence clubs, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.

Contact: Nancie Hall

nancie.hall@fairmont.com / 604 443 1842

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